Pettersson scores twice, Canucks beat Blue Jackets 5-2


Elias Pettersson capitalizes on the power play

Elias Pettersson capitalizes on the power play

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- — Elias Pettersson scored twice, Bo Horvat had a career-high four assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Friday night for their second victory in three games under Rick Tocchet.

Tocchet took over Sunday after Bruce Boudreau was fired.

Quinn Hughes had a goal and an assist to help the Canucks improve to 20-26-3. Ilya Mikheyev and Dakota Joshua also scored and Collin Delia made 23 saves.

Kirill Marchenko had two power-play goals for the Blue Jackets (15-30-3). Joonas Korpisalo stopped 29 shots for Columbus.


Blue Jackets: At Seattle on Saturday night.

Canucks: At New Jersey on Monday, Feb. 6.


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